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by FutureBrewer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter

Jocky wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Nice. Sticking the hole in the lid for a thermowell is very neat and tempting.
You know you want to... :lol:
by FutureBrewer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter

Cooling coil and thermowell. And repositioned the blow-off tube.

Build and pics here

Cheers,
FB.
by FutureBrewer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: New Brewbuilder 25L fermenter

Nice pics.

I have one - it's really well made and good value for money. Well worth the investment if you brew to fill one corny at a time. Couldn't resist the temptation to drill holes in it though... :lol:

Cheers,
FB.
by FutureBrewer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Fermenter and Cooling Coil

Sounds like the same thing in a different box 8) My controller is to the same parameters as yours too.

Looking forward to tasting the end result!

Cheers,
FB.
by FutureBrewer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Fermenter and Cooling Coil

Cheers Guy! Good to know I'm on the right track. The Maxi 110 is something to aspire to, but I'll probably use the cool box method for a few more brews before upgrading the system. I like the option of crash cooling before kegging though. Is there much difference in the operation of the FTSs2 contro...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Fermenter and Cooling Coil

Hi all, I recently bought one of Brew Builder's excellent stainless Mini FVs . It's the perfect size for me as I don't brew anything bigger than one corny keg at a time. And, as I've been brewing a lot more in recent months, I wanted to get my kegerator back into operation full-time. But, this left ...
by FutureBrewer
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Compact 3-Vessel system
Replies: 27
Views: 4195

Re: Compact 3-Vessel system

Hey Kev - that’s some impressive work. A thing of beauty!

Cheers,
FB.
by FutureBrewer
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

It's not going to be anything complicated like your water profile. Why? Well, because it won't be! Not to be that far off your intended OG anyway. This really sounds like a sparge problem, assuming your mash regime is as good as you say. You always used to batch sparge and you got better extraction...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Filtered water. Low calcium? Hmmm - should I just give it a go with water straight from the tap instead of the filtered..? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It's definitely a base I'd want to cover. That and the suggestion you take a pre-boil gravity and check all your calibrations, volumes, mash ...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Long shot but have you moved house since you were last brewing (different water)? Yes, I have :) I reckoned on using the water from the inline filter for a neutral base... I wanted to keep it simple for first brews (simple recipes I’ve done before and no water treatment) but maybe I should’ve check...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Another point. You mention top up water. Is this topping up the fermenter after transfering from the boil kettle. If so are you making sure you stir in the topped up water before taking a gravity reading. Nope - topping up is just the batch water... mash, top up, drain, 2nd batch, drain. I never ad...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Does it give an expected pre boil gravity reading in the recipe book or have you taken any pre boil gravity readings No - recipe book is Graham Wheeler’s Brew Your Own British Real Ale. It lists OG, mash schedule, boil time, final gravity, alcohol content, bitterness units and colour. I’ve never ta...
by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

vacant wrote:Is the recipe in US gallons?
No. 19 Litres - Graham Wheeler’s Brew Your Own British Ale.


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by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Bigbud78 wrote:I'd look at your volumes as well, I've found an extra litre of water pre boil is a drop of about 2 gravity points.
Collected volumes are correct according to the batch sparge calculator...


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by FutureBrewer
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2894

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Does it give an expected pre boil gravity reading in the recipe book or have you taken any pre boil gravity readings No - recipe book is Graham Wheeler’s Brew Your Own British Real Ale. It lists OG, mash schedule, boil time, final gravity, alcohol content, bitterness units and colour. I’ve never ta...